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May 2017

Transportation Forward Announces 2017 Legislative Platform for End-of-Session Negotiations

We are long overdue for increases in long-term, dedicated funding for all modes of transportation throughout the state. With end-of-session negotiations underway and the May 22 adjournment fast approaching, Transportation [...]

Updated Anti-Transit Bill Moving Forward at MN State Capitol

Recent developments at the State Capitol make it clear that legislators are feeling our pressure—AND that we need to keep that pressure on. A new transportation proposal scales back their most [...]

April 2017

Take Action: Oppose Extreme Metro Transit Cuts

The Minnesota Legislature has proposed deep cuts to Metro Transit funding. The results would be extreme: 40% cut in bus and rail service Significant fare increases Transit Link service eliminated [...]

May 16 Rally: No Cuts. No Hikes. Fund Transit Now!

RALLY FOR TRANSIT Tuesday, May 16, 6-7:30 PM Green Line Capitol Station University Ave W & Park St, Saint Paul The Minnesota Legislature has proposed deep cuts to Metro Transit [...]

March 2017

Transportation Forward Chair Responds to Proposed Transit Fare Hikes & Service Cuts

“We are frustrated and worried about how proposed Metro Transit service cuts and fare increases could impact families and workers who rely on transit every day. While we sympathize with [...]

June 2016

Stalled Transportation Funding is Hurting Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota (June 21, 2016 )- Four weeks after the tumultuous end to the regular legislative session, local elected officials, business leaders, and transportation advocates came together today to [...]

Statement on Governor’s position on Special Session

St. Paul, Minnesota (June 1, 2016) – Transportation Forward, a coalition of transportation stakeholders statewide, released a statement today on Governor Dayton's proposal for a possible special session to deal [...]

April 2016

Why It’s Time to Invest in Transportation Equity

Transportation equity is about creating multimodal transportation systems that enhance the social and economic environments within communities, specifically those who have been disinvested in historically. Communities of color and low-wealth [...]

Minnesotans Come Together to Advocate for Transportation Funding

We had an amazing Transportation Forward Day at the State Capitol on April 4. Months of volunteer phone banks to drive turnout paid off as over one hundred people gathered to [...]

March 2016

April 4 is Transportation Forward Day at the State Capitol

April 4 is Transportation Forward Day at the State Capitol! Our coalition partners, allies, and regular Minnesotans from around the state will be joining us in Saint Paul for the [...]